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It's the little things in life that make it so beautiful, like a baby elephant taking a moment to roll around and play in the sand. 

Meet Pyi Mai, a recently rescued baby elephant who can be seen here enjoying her first-time sand bath! In the video, you'll see Pyi Mai wholesomely rolling about as her mother watches over her. These beautiful elephants were rescued and currently reside at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai province, Northern Thailand. 

Wishing this beautiful mother and her adorable baby elephant a wonderful life full of happiness!

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Tumblr Thread: Elephants Are The Sweetest Animals

Did you know that elephants think we're cute? Just like we think that kittens and puppies (and elephants) are adorable, apparently, elephants think the same thing about it. They're also the absolute gentlest giants - who form long-lasting friendships and mourn their lost, and yes, with every single thing that we learn about elephants, we grow to love them even more. 

The following tumblr thread explains exactly how amazing elephants are and how much these giants deserve love and appreciation. So read it, fall in love alongside us, and once you do, check out some more elephant cuteness right here

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CPR Revives Baby Elephant, It Returns To Its Mother Safely

An off-duty rescue worker in Thailand, a few days ago, was faced with one of his most challenging situations yet. Having been called in while off duty on a road trip late on Sunday evening, Mana Srivate had to perform CPR on a baby elephant that was hit by a motorcycle while crossing the road. The elephant can be seen lain on its side while Mana gives it two-handed compressions as Mana's collogues take care of the dazed and injured motorcycle rider.

As CNN reports, "[b]oth the rider and elephant were recovering and neither had serious injuries". Mana, recalling the incident, told Reuters by phone: "It's my instinct to save lives, but I was worried the whole time because I can hear the mother and other elephants calling for the baby."

"I assumed where an elephant heart would be located based on human theory and a video clip I saw online," he added. "When the baby elephant starting to move, I almost cried."

It took almost 10 minutes for the baby elephant to get back up again, but it did. It was quickly taken to another location to be treated, and as soon as possible, it was returned to the scene of the accident in hopes of reuniting it with its family. And in a true Christmas miracle way, the baby elephant was later spotted with a fully grown elephant that is presumed to indeed be its mother. 

A happy ending to what could have ended as an absolutely heart wrenching story, and we can only thank Mana for his incredible work saving the baby elephant. For more amazing animal stories, check out our recap of the most positive animal stories of 2020!

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Icon Cher Helps Rescue Kaavan, "World's Loneliest Elephant," From Pakistan Zoo

A happy ending for this beautiful gentle giant.

Kaavan, a 35-year-old and overweight Asian elephant, has spent the majority of his life alone in captivity. Kaavan has spent all those years alone in captivity in a controversial Islamabad Zoo, in Pakistan, where Kaavan suffered from lack of exercise and malformed nails that come from living in inappropriate structures. Back in 2012, after Kaavan partner passed on, he was dubbed the "world's loneliest elephant."

Islamabad's High Court closed the zoo due to its poor conditions that gain public outcry and gave the international animal welfare organization Four Paws permission to take Kaavan and transfer him to a sanctuary where he can live with companions and in peace. 

As of now, Kaavan has arrived in Cambodia, and thanks to the large effort of music icon - Cher. Cher was also there in Cambodia to greet the elephant.

Cher was first made aware of Kaavan and his situation from the people of Twitter, thanks to the Smithsonian Channel producing a documentary on Kaavan's story. Cher told CNN, "I thought, 'how can I fix this? How can I save an elephant who's been shackled to a shed for 17 years and who is a thousand miles away? This is Free The Wild's first big rescue and I am so proud."

Cher campaigned for Kaavan's freedom for many years and just ahead of Kaavan's release, Cher traveled to Pakistan and serenaded Kaavan with Disney's classic, "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes." This past Friday. Cher tweeted her thanks to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, writing, "Just came from meeting to thank Prime Minister Imran Kahn for making it possible for me to take Kaavan to Cambodia."

Thank you, Cher, Four Paws, and all those involved for making Kaavan's dream come true! Our hearts are overjoyed at the happy news! We wish you a lifetime of happiness, Kaavan! 

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Large And In-Charge Elephant Collection (Memes, Facts, Tweets)

We absolutely adore the gentle giants that roam the Earth! It's only appropriate that we honor their greatness with a large and in-charge elephant dump! All things elephants from memes, facts, to tumblr posts, tweets, and everything in-between! 

Let's lay down some awesome elefacts! As you probably already know, elephants are the largest living mammals on land. There are only two types of elephants, African and Asian. And if you couldn't tell them apart before we'll give you a major hint... it's all in the ears! African elephants have way larger ears than Asian elephants. African elephant ears are often described as being shaped like the continent of Africa itself and the ears of an Asian elephant are shaped like the subcontinent of Indian! There is also a slight trunk difference between the two, Asian elephants have two 'fingers' at the tip of their trunks, African elephants only have one. 

Read more about elephants and how you can help these beautiful creatures at WWF.

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Pictures Worth More Than 1000 Words (24 images)

There are moments when you look at a picture and feel absolutely speechless. There's just so much in it, so many options, so many stories running through your head, so many feelings coming through that one image. Words are not enough to describe it, not even 1000 words.

Week by week, we bring you pictures like that. The kind of pictures that inspire - that bring about stories, that make your thoughts race, that make you want to show them to others and talk about it. These incredible pictures are not ones that we would ever be able to describe justly in anything less than 1000 words, some of them truly deserve novels of their own. And hey, maybe you'll be the one inspired enough to write a book about what exactly led those six adorable bunnies to have a secret conference, and it'll make you a worldwide best seller. Hopefully. 

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Silly But Adorable Animals Who Suck At Hide And Seek

Some animals may be masters at playing hide and seek, but not these ones. Nope. These cuties, fierce as they may be, truly suck at the art of stealth. They're trying their best though, and we love them for it. 

Even the cats, animals who, in nature, are some of the stealthiest, most gasp-inducing creatures of all, have really failed in these pics. Then again, they may think they're fierce, but we know that our tiny widdle kitty babies are the clumsiest, funniest, most adorable animals of all, so of course they suck at hiding

All of these animals are the best at making a smile find its way onto your face, so enjoy these silly but adorable animals and have an amazing weekend!

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Memes And Pictures Of Elephants The Gentlest Giants

It's elephant appreciation day, and we've got a huge collection of pictures, memes, videos, and everything in between to celebrate our favorite gentle giant. They may be big, powerful, and really intimidating in the wild, but in pictures, they are unbelievably cute. And they makes for some really funny memes too. 

It's known that elephants never forget, so we must make sure to not forget them too. They are unique creatures in many ways. One cute fact about them is that, though their trunks look huge and may make us think that they'd be somewhat clumsy performing tasks that require a gentler hand, at the end of their trunks, they have a finger-like small appendage that allows them to pick up things as delicate as grass. Cool, right? So, get involved and use this special all-elephant day to learn about them and how to help them. And may you have an elephantastic day!

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Pictures Worth More Than 1000 Words (22 Images)

Every week, we bring you a new collection of animal pictures that are simply too incredible to describe in anything less than 1000 words. Some pictures are just like that, the stories behind them are too vast and complex. And many times, even though we may not know the story, it takes all but one glimpse to know that it's there. Something must have led to this special moment in time being caught, either something hilarious, adorable, or shocking. 

So, look at these incredible photos and let your imagination take over. Who knows? Maybe you'll see one that will inspire you and have you wanting to make something incredible of your own.

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Collection Of Silly And Fun Animal Memes (27 Memes)

Comin' at you hot with some funny animal memes! 

The start of the week, so everyone needs a little pick me up. Some giraffes, some fishes, and a whole bunch of dank doggo memes to hopefully make your week a little easier to get through. So, get 'em now, and if you let one breathy laugh out through your nose, then we have been successful! And if laughing is not what you're going for, here are some adorable and wholesome otter memes to get you through the day.

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'World's Loneliest Elephant' To Be Released From Zoo

Kaavan, the elephant, had been living at a zoo in Pakistani, the capital of Islamabad, for more than 35 years. 

Sadly, Kaavan lost his partner in 2012 and has since been battling loneliness, as well as, living in poor conditions that have resulted in him being overweight, yet showing signs of malnutrition, cracked and overgrown nails of living in an enclosure with poor flooring that has damaged his feet. Up until now, Kaavan had been forced to live in a small enclosure, secluded from other elephants.

Now, steps have been taken to finalized Kaavan's transfer to an elephant sanctuary in Cambodia. A spokesman for Four Paws, Martin Bauer, announced this past Saturday that Kaavan had been granted medical approval to travel for a better life, but his journey to recovery will be a long one. Bauer said Kaavan's wounds are more than just physical, that he also suffers from behavioral issues. 

"He also developed stereotypical behavior, which means he shakes his head back and forth for hours. This is mainly because he is simply bored," said Bauer.

There is no word when Kaavan will travel, the push for his relocation has been going on since 2016 by rights activists. 

We are so happy that Kaavan will have a chance at a new, better life, and hope he travels to his new paradise soon! 

Story via The Guardian

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Classical Pianist Plays To Soothe Blind, Ailing Elephants At Sanctuary

It is claimed that elephants never forget. And we hope that's true especially for these elephants at the Thailand sanctuary, Elephant World, home to older elephants. 

Paul Barton, a classical pianist, has been sharing his talents with a rather large audience these days. And when we say "large," we mean it literally. Barton has been spending most of his time playing his beautiful music for the gentle giants of the elephant sanctuary. 

He first heard about the elephants when his wife discovered the sanctuary online. Barton explains in a video, "We liked the sound of the place being a retirement center for old, injured and handicapped former logging and trekking elephants. So we paid them a visit. I wondered if these old rescue elephants might like to listen to some slow classical music."

Barton reached out to the staff at Elephant World to see if he can bring his piano and serenade the elephants. The staff said yes. 

The first time Barton began to play for the elephants, one blind elephant, was in the midst of eating breakfast and stopped the second he heard the music. Barton had played Beethoven.

Barton continues to explain in a video,  "[He] was often in pain, and I like to think maybe the soothing the music gave him some comfort in the darkness," Barton tells CBS News that this elephant was the first to take to his music.  The musician said this was the first elephant to really take to his music. The gentle giant later died of an infection, sadly. Barton was heartbroken to hear the news. 

Barton continues to play for these old gentle giant, hoping the music soothes their soul. Even if the an elephant is blind, they don't need to see to hear and feel the music Barton is playing just for them. 


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Facts About Everyone's Favorite Gentle Giants

Elephants may just be the most incredible animals on Earth. Not only are they intelligent, but they have such a range for emotional capacity. 

They can feel, they express their happiness or their sadness. They are social creatures, like us. If a baby elephant cries, the herd will come to comfort the baby by caressing it with their trunks. 

Elephants are not only deep-feeling animals, they are the only species on Earth with their unique characteristics, not a single other animal shares a similar physique. 

And here's another wild fact for you -- elephants purr just like cats! Sure they communicate though trumpet sounds and such, but they also produce rumbles so low that the human ears don't pick up on it. 

There are just so many reasons why elephants are amazing but for now, we'll let you dive into some awesome facts about them! 


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The Tragic Death Of a Pregnant Elephant Sparks Outrage For Animal Cruelty

Many paid their tribute by sharing images and sketches to express their anger and grief after a pregnant elephant died in Kerala. 

She allegedly ate a pineapple stuffed with fireworks and local forest officials have launched an investigation.


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Elephants are just truly one of the most incredible animals to ever walk the Earth. 

Just the way they look out and care for one another is tremendous. We could really learn a lot from them. 

This video was captured in Kruger National Park in South Africa. The footage shows the baby elephant stuck in a mud bank and the moment the herd rushed over to help this adorable baby up and out. They're family and family means... "no one gets left behind."

Yes, we quoted Lilo & Stitch but it just seemed really appropriate here.